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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Landscape Blurs

    1. Introduction

    2. From Film to Digital

    3. Equipment

    4. Quality of Light

    5. Lenses

    6. Processing

    7. Conclusion

  2. Chapter 2 Landscape Blurs

    1. Introduction

    2. Processing Workflow

    3. RAW Conversion In Lightroom

    4. A - Histogram, color balance and exposure adjustments

    5. B - All the other adjustments I made in Lightroom

    6. C - Lightroom Presets

    7. A - Selective Color

    8. B - Black Point Adjustment Curve

    9. C - High Pass Contrast Filter

    10. D - Smudge Tool

    11. E - Shadows/Highlights Adjustments

    12. F - Vibrance Adjustment

    13. Conclusion

  3. Chapter 3 Show Time

  4. Chapter 4 Near and Far

    1. Telescopes

    2. Converting Your Lens

    3. Digiscoping

    4. A Simple Microscope

    5. Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

  5. Chapter 5 Camera Obscura

    1. The Pinhole

    2. The Optics of Pinholes

    3. Back to Our Construction Kit

    4. First Attempts

    5. Dirty Sensors

    6. Problems with Flange Depth

  6. Chapter 6 Graffiti Made of Light

    1. Equipment

    2. Your Camera

    3. Sources of Light

    4. Tripods

    5. Other Accessories

    6. Planning Your Shoot

    7. What to Write?

    8. When to Go Light Writing

    9. Where Can I Go Light Writing?

    10. How Many People Are Involved?

    11. Camera Settings

    12. Off into the Night!

    13. Useful links and sources:

  7. Chapter 7 The Earth from Above

    1. Kites

    2. The Flowform Kite

    3. The Delta and the Delta Conyne Kite

    4. The Rokkaku Kite

    5. The Dopero Kite

    6. Kites continued... Line and Accessories

    7. More on Kite Safety

    8. Cameras

    9. Shutter Control Options

    10. The Camera Rig

    11. Point-and-Shoot Cameras

    12. SLR Cameras

    13. The Picavet

    14. Kite Aerial Photography Online Resources

  8. Chapter 8 Selective Focus

    1. Modifying the Lens

    2. Shoot Intuitively

    3. Cleaning the Lens

  9. Chapter 9 Color, Blur, and Verve

    1. The Search for Ideas

    2. Technique

  10. Chapter 10 Diver Down

    1. First Steps

    2. Sources of Light

    3. Underwater Camera Housings and Waterproof Compacts

    4. The Nikonos V

    5. ewa-marine

    6. Hard Plastic Housings

    7. Nikonos RS

    8. Periscopes and Other Shooting Aids

    9. Half and half—The Best of Both Worlds

    10. Photographing Fish in Aquaria

    11. For Serious Underwater Photographers

  11. Chapter 11 Night Sights

    1. Cameras and Lenses

    2. The Flash Unit

    3. Tripods

    4. Techniques

    5. Timed Multiple Exposure

    6. Fill Flash

  12. Chapter 12 The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

    1. Shooting the Moon

    2. Avoiding Camera Shake

    3. The Top Hat Method

    4. Focusing

    5. The Right Place at the Right Time

    6. Exposure

    7. Inside Your Photos

    8. Detail Photos

    9. Photographing the Sun

    10. Solar Exposure Times

    11. Build Your Own Sun Filter

    12. Additional Sun Filters

    13. Specialized Solar Telescopes

    14. Shooting from a Fixed Viewpoint

    15. Lenses

    16. Shooting Techniques

    17. Photographing Star Trails

    18. Image Processing on a Computer

  13. Chapter 13 Klip-Klap

    1. Viewing Techniques

    2. Shooting Techniques

    3. The Stereo Base

    4. Links

  14. Chapter 14 The Flatbed Camera

  15. Chapter 15 What do You Print On?

    1. Other Suitable Printers

  16. Chapter 16 Gotcha!

    1. Equipment

    2. The Basic Setup

    3. Choosing Your Subject and Planning Your Shot

    4. The Famous Egg

  17. Chapter 17 Soft-Focus Lens

    1. Preparing for the Shoot

    2. Applying the Vaseline

    3. Horizontal Smears

    4. Vertical Smears

    5. Diagonal Smears

    6. Circular Smears

    7. Radial Smears

    8. Partial Smears

    9. Clear Center

    10. Make X Patterns

    11. Experiment

    12. Shooting Techniques

    13. Cleaning Off the Filter

  18. Chapter 18 Little Planets

    1. Spherical Panoramas

    2. Recommended Equipment

    3. Shooting Technique

    4. Capturing the Nadir

    5. Skillfully Twisted

    6. A Few Words about HDR Panoramas

    7. An Alternative Tool for the Thrifty

    8. Interactive Planets

    9. Useful links:

  19. Chapter 19 Light Changes Everything

    1. Introduction

    2. Outdoor People Shoot

    3. Indoor/Studio People Shoot

    4. Conclusions

  20. Chapter 20 A View From Above

    1. Materials List

    2. Step by Step Instructions for Construction

    3. Using the Aerial Photography Monopod in the Real World

    4. Real World Photo Examples

  21. Chapter 21 Camera Hacking

    1. Modifying Your Firmware

    2. Installing CHDK

    3. RAW Processing

    4. Additional Functionality

    5. Scripts

    6. Motion Detection Scripts

    7. Configuring a Script

    8. Sample Script

    9. Conclusions

  1. Appendix The Authors

    1. Michael Benecke

    2. Christian Bloch

    3. Anett Boettcher

    4. Berthold Daum

    5. Alain Briot

    6. Michael Diechtierow

    7. Mike Hagen

    8. Cyrill Harnischmacher

    9. Gottfried Huettemann

    10. Martin Krolop

    11. Michael & Karen McAllister

    12. Niklas Plessing

    13. Tobias Pohl

    14. Gerhard Rossbach

    15. Kai Wallasch